Ian Stewart shows how Transactional Analysis can help the reader to make sense of human experience and behavior. He provides clear information about the meaning of specific key concepts used in TA and how to build an understanding of the person using these. Although Stewart writes for counselors, this is also useful for those who use counseling skills in their day to day roles, or who simply want a way of making sense of their own experience with others.
A most welcomed new edition of a standard Transactional Analysis text which will prove to be an invaluable resource for many. It will appeal to those whose initial training has been in a counselling modality other than Transactional Analysis, and who are now interested in adding Transactional Analysis resources to his or her counselling skills, as well as to those who are already practising or training professionally in Transactional Analysis.
Clear, concise and practical. The fourth edition of Transactional Analysis Counselling in Action is, in my view, the best available introduction to the basic techniques used by TA counsellors and therapists. Both students and more experienced practitioners will find plenty of helpful recommendations and guidance in this accessible and practical text.
`Ian Stewart has made the difficult link between theory and practice clear without being patronizing. This is valuable for everyone interested in TA since many concepts can only be fully assimilated when linked to actual examples. Even if you are not in clinical practice, this book would be a useful addition to your library and, for anyone in training or beginning practice, this is required reading' - Group Relations
This book will be a valuable tool to understand Transactional Analysis Counselling, to have practical examples and ideas on how to implement TA as part of therapy. Suitable for training purposes at post graduate level and for psychologists and counsellors who would like to understand TA as a therapy strategy.
An excellent resource for our 2nd year diploma students. Highly recommend.
Excellent new edition of well-established text